Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones Wedding Disguised as a Styled Shoot

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Bridey, see that stunningly gorgeous redhead in the exquisite wedding dress and sparkly shoes? That's Danyelle. And when the photograph was taken, Danyelle had no idea that moments later she was to walk down the aisle of her wedding disguised as a styled shoot; a shoot which she feverishly designed, handcrafted and created with her bare hands. How? Well, as the Creative Director at Fête & Frivolty Events (the planners who brought you this amazing underwater shoot!), Danyelle is surrounded with an extremely talented group of professional event planners, and these event planners surround themselves with only the best vendors. Vendors who have such a deep respect for the ladies of FFE, that they banded together to take part and contribute to a surprise of a lifetime. A surprise wedding!

The two cent tour? Teddy + Danyelle had a simple courthouse wedding three years ago. But, because Teddy is fucking awesome, he wanted to surprise her with an over-the-top wedding; one as fabulous as she is... So, he called Amanda (of FFE), and the planning began FOR 2019. But, while Danyelle working on an inspiration board for Fête's winter styled shoot, she had an epiphany and proclaimed, “This is it!”. She told Amanda that if she could choose any style, any look, any theme for her perfect wedding it would be EXACTLY like the Game of Thrones inspired winter styled shoot they had already begun calling ‘Winter is Coming’. And so it began... How? How did they pull it off? Well, I'll fill you in on the rest of the deets as you take in this A MAZ ING post... So, GO SCROLL, BRIDEY!!!!

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The faux fur, the black invites, the blue... WOW!

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Something sneaky? Amanda (of FFE) told Danyelle they couldn’t find a model and pleaded with her to alter the wedding dress her grandmother had bought her (the one she was saving for her "real" wedding to Teddy). Her intuitive grandmother, bought the dress for Danyelle when she and Teddy first began dating, convinced he was "the one" for Danyelle. Ma’am passed before she could see them wed – so the dress was a way of carrying a part of her grandmother’s love down the aisle when she couldn’t be there in person.

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Teddy. Teddy. Teddy. You are the fucking MAN! I love your sneaky-awesomeness! 

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Danyelle created and styled every element of what she thought was a styled shoot. From her handcrafted shoulder piece & belt, to the Game of Thrones house symbols on the wine glass favors, to the dragon’s egg votive holders... This girl redesigned an oversized throne chair and created a ceremony set! She sewed, painted, sculpted, and hammered away for four months on the DIY decorative elements. And Teddy worked alongside her!

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Like... I am blown away with this décor! BLOWN AWAY! I love it because it's dark and fabulous.

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Bridey, you know I preach being nice while planning your wedding? Well, the same goes for us (as in, event planners)! Because of the solid relationships Fête & Frivolity Events has within their network, and the respect they show for one another, service fees were drastically reduced or waived entirely... Simply because they were inspired by Teddy’s love for his wife and the opportunity to play a part in their love story.

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Teddy, I can only imagine what you're thinking in these pics!!!

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The clothes the kids are wearing are fantastic!!

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Yeah, can we just talk about how Danyelle created these phenom elements of this wedding dress??? WOW!

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This cake! This cake is EVERYTHING!!! Look at the kickass detail!!!

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Definitely reminds me of Danyelle's dress!

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Holy shit... The realization is starting to sink in... Look up! Look down! OMFG!

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Greatest.pic.ever.

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Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this fucking awesome "styled shoot" with Bitchless Bride! I love everything about the story, the design and details!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Brittany Barclay Photography
Event Planner: Amanda Travis of Fête & Frivolity Events
Unsuspecting Event Designer: Danyelle Donaldson of Fête & Frivolity Events
Invitations: Brown Fox Creative
Event Venue: Chapel Creek Ranch
Bakery: Adoughable Creations
DJ: All Access DJ
Videographer: Chevy Chey Photography
Veils + Headpieces: My Chic's Not Too Shabby
Beauty: Spivey lane Salon
Caterer: Lonestar BBQ Co.

A Seriously Kickass, Game of Thrones, "Winter" Wedding

So often a bride will approach me and say that she wants something "different" for her wedding; something unique. She wants something "that hasn't been done before". And, more often than not, that statement leaves me in the position to disappoint my fair bride with that news that pretty much everything has been done before. However, then I immediately have the opportunity to surprise and delight her by telling her that even though it's been done before, doesn't mean that it can't be done again, but better. Right? Right! 

Take Abbey + Matt. They did something totally cool and "different" simply by doing something that has been done before, but done extremely well! They told their photographer, Uttke Photography & Design, that “We’re planning a non-traditional, Game of Thrones inspired wedding. Lots of gold, rustic backdrop and natural accents with a little flair. We’re trying to walk the fine line between being badass and kitschy.” And holy shit did they succeed in their badassery. From all of the cool DIY aspects to the crown Abbey wore... I mean, I can't stand the fucking awesomeness... And, even though it didn't snow in February in the Midwest and was 65 degrees (WTF?), it didn't matter. The B+G had such FAB details that the lack of snow didn't feel essential for the Game of Thrones theme to come to life. SO, go scroll, bridey! I will continue to enlighten you with the details as you go! Enjoy!

I can't even with these A MAZ ING invitations!!! Holy shit!

That crown! That dress! I want one of each!

Love.this.pic.

Are you dying over these fabulous, sequined bridesmaids dresses? Seriously, I am OBSESSED!

STFU. Wow! Another something that I require one of each...

Such a cool way of displaying the escort cards!

Matt's dad made Abbey & Matt the thrones to sit in and enjoy their feast...

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Love this beautiful photograph... So emotionally charged and real. Want to hear some advice from the B+G? "Take a moment to savor all of the love and support you feel on your wedding day as you are surrounded by the ones you love most. It’s the only time that they will ALL be in one place." SO true.

You had me at caramel... Actually, you will always have me with some caramel.

Thank you Abbey + Matt for sharing your thoughtful + kickass wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Uttke Photography & Design
DJ: All Star Music
Veils & Headpieces: Blanca Veils + Howling Moon Headwear
Dress Store: Bucci's Bridal
Floral Designer: Jane Kelly Floral
Hair Stylist: Luxe Salon
Reception Venue: Rustic Manor
Caterer: Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
Invitation Designer: thing i drew
Equipment Rentals: Vintique Rental

Fantasy Friday ~ A Game of Thrones Styled Wedding Shoot

Brideys, this is a cool shoot. Scratch that... This a fascinating shoot. And you know what? You don't even need to be a an avid TV watcher or Game of Thrones watcher to appreciate the eye candy or gather inspiration for your wedding. There is so much to look at, and so much to see, that for the life of me I cannot stop looking at these pics! And you know what? I am fair weather Game of Thrones watcher (only because my brides and Bitchless Bride keep me so busy that there is no time!). That said, I will let the peeps with Mollie Tobias Photography take it away...

"“I am his and he is mine, from this day until the end of my days.” ~ Talisa Stark... With Game of Thrones returning April 6th for it’s 4th Season, we used the inspiration of Robb Stark and Talisa Maegyr for this photo shoot. In the wake of the Red Wedding, we are taking a look back at our favorite couple and the rivalry between the Houses Stark and Lannister."

Mimicking a medieval feast, we created an opulent table setting to contrast with the rustic and crumbling scenery. 
Building a centerpiece through a grape wood branch provided an organic element and asymmetry to the table, merging the luxuriousness of Court with the rural starkness of the North Wall
We used the Deer Head for Bartheon.
This disparity is also echoed in the elegance of Talisa’s gold lace gown with beaded necklace and the natural elements of feathers and leather in the bouquet and boutonnière. Wrapped in a fur, she embodies being Queen of the North.